The Kitchen Diaries

The Kitchen Diaries

Book - 2005
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Classic cookery writing from the award-winning food writer and author of bestselling autobiography, 'Toast'. 'The food in "The Kitchen Diaries" is simply what I eat at home. The stuff I make for myself, for friends and family, for Sunday lunch and for snacks. These are meals I make when I am having mates over or when I want to surprise, seduce or show off. This is what I cook when I'm feeling energetic, lazy, hungry or late. This is the food that makes up my life, both the Monday to Friday stuff and that for weekends and special occasions.' 'Much of it is what you might call fast food, but some of it is unapologetically long, slow cooking. But without exception every single recipe in this book is a doddle to cook. A walk in the park. A piece of p***.' 'Fast food, slow food, big eats, little eats, quick pasta suppers, family roasts and even Christmas lunch. It is simply my stuff, what I cook and eat, every day.'
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, c2005
ISBN: 9780007199488
Branch Call Number: 641.5 SLA NVD


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Dec 11, 2014

This is one of my favourite books. The recipes, the photos, and Nigel's way with words. It's like reading a really great novel.

Jan 05, 2010

This cookbook is a wonderful read - in the format of a diary, the focus is on seasonal eating and Nigel Slater's thoughts that day- mostly about food, sometimes not. It will be sad to return it to the library.

Since the book is British some items will not be in season here at the same time, or even readily available. Nonetheless, most of the recipes are simple, amenable to substitutions, have clear instructions and taste comforting. I discovered the title while perusing the Guardian's Best Food Books of the Decade list.

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